As drama educators, teaching artists, and practitioners, we have often engaged in the devising process to create new works. This collaborative process allows the freedom for those involved to make the work their own, to explore without restrictions and share their voices.
This is the spirit behind the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival, a youth-centred theatre festival with a social conscience, presented by ArtsWok Collaborative, in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
Through a unique approach to the research and creation process spanning 18 months on issues such as poverty, and disability in Singapore, the festival has committed itself to developing original works by young people, contributing to the rich diversity of views among Singaporeans.
Find out more about the process, their challenges and experiences in bringing youth voices to the forefront.
Brew some tea, grab some cake and join us for a casual Zoom chit chat, hosted by Ezzat Alkaff with Jean Ng (Artistic Director), Ngiam Su-Lin (Producer), Iris Chia (Drama Practitioner & Arts Educator) and Sahirrah Safit (Teaching Artist) as they share their experience and process working together with the youth in the creation of these socially driven works.
*Video recordings of select performances of the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020 are available for viewing on https://peerpleasure.org/ until 18th October 2020.